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Newsline: UK embassy says bodies of eight British victims left Tunisia

The bodies of eight of the 30 Britons killed in last week’s jihadist attack in Tunisia arrived in Britain on Wednesday in a solemn ceremony reminiscent of the repatriation of fallen soldiers. The Foreign Office confirmed that these are the first bodies to be repatriated, with more expected in the coming days. “This will be the first of a number of repatriations into RAF Brize Norton,” it said in a statement. On Friday, 23-year-old Tunisian Seifeddine Rezgui pulled a Kalashnikov assault rifle from inside a beach umbrella and went on a bloody rampage at the five-star RIU Imperial Marhaba hotel in Port El Kantaoui, killing 38 people.



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